When Should I Book A Newborn Session?

  • wm-FS2A5934 copy.jpgIn the whirlwind of anticipation that precedes the arrival of a newborn, planning for professional photos might not be at the forefront of your mind. Yet, choosing the perfect time to capture those precious early moments can make all the difference in preserving memories that last a lifetime.

The ideal age for newborn photos is typically within the first three weeks of life. During this time, babies are often sleepier and more cooperative, allowing for those adorable curled-up poses that epitomise the innocence of the newborn. Booking a few weeks ahead of your planned delivery is crucial to guarantee this opportune timeframe. Newborn sessions take place in my Nottingham based photography studio. I am based in the Bulwell/NG6 area in a commercial property. Studio days are generally between Monday-Friday for Newborn Photography sessions with the occasional Saturday session being available. 

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Why the rush, you may ask? Newborns change at an astonishing rate, and those early days slip away faster than we can fathom. Professional photographers with specialised training in newborn sessions understand working with these tiny subjects. Their expertise allows them to capture the delicate features and fleeting moments that make the newborn stage so enchanting. All while doing this in a safe way.


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As a photographer, maintaining a degree of flexibility is key. The demand for newborn sessions can be high, and professionals can only take on a limited number of clients to ensure each session receives the attention it deserves. This limited availability emphasises the importance of booking in advance to secure a spot in my schedule. Generally the other parent has 2-3 weeks parental leave once baby is born, so sceduling the session well in advance usually means I can shuffle if I need to to get you in in those fist couple of weeks on a week day session. 


While your smartphone can document many facets of your baby's journey, nothing quite compares to the quality and emotion conveyed through professionally captured images. The soft lighting, carefully composed poses, and attention to detail result in a collection of photographs that go beyond mere snapshots – they become cherished keepsakes, encapsulating the essence of your baby's earliest days.

The importance of booking a newborn photo session ahead of time cannot be overstated. Time is of the essence in preserving these fleeting moments, and professional photographers, such as myself offer a unique skill set to immortalise the beauty of the newborn stage.

So, as you prepare for the arrival of your little one, consider reaching out to me a professional, trained photographer – because some moments deserve more than just a click from your phone camera.

Studio is based in a commercial premises in the Bulwell area of Nottingham. I specialise in Maternity, Newborn, cake smash and family photography. Parking is available and because of the distance to J26 of M1 we are also within easy reach of Derby, Leicester and South Yorkshire.